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mthee:
I wanted to put a CB350 tank on my XBR and got one cheap off eBay because one of the balance pipes had come away. Perfect, as they need to be removed and rotated to clear the frame rails. The tank came without a latch for the cap, so I bought a CB200 tank for the latch and to practice shaping the underside with. All went well and in fact, I really prefer the super-slim CB200 tank.
It needs a pet******* bung welding/brazing in, but I can only find 22mm Harley ones, rather than the 16 X 1.5mm used by Honda.

Which is best, design-wise, the male one with the extra step or the female without?




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Moto63:
Good evening Matt, have you thought about a flush fitting fuel cap, that's what I've popped into the "tracker" tank. Looks the bizz. I'll send you some photos later. If you type in "weld in petrol cap" on fleabay I think it's the first pic that comes up .... cheers, Michael

mthee:
Got your pics for posting. Nice. The fact that you're a plumber fitting a flush fuel filler made me chuckle! Saw your welds 8) Wish I had your skills! I'm happy with the nice Monza(?) style cap that came with the CB200 tank, ta.

Moto63:
Evening Matt I use an Electric tig welder....and yes , the FLUSH fitting filler thing went right over my head.🤣🤣  We did do a fair bit of oxy/acetylene brazing during my apprenticeship days, I absolutely loved doing it and got very high marks in my exams for my work but haven't really done any since. Don't know why really, I need to buy a small oxy kit me thinks. Try and get my hand back in to it. Big bro (propeller) used to have a CB200 waaay back in the day, I never really liked the fake leather squares down the tank, although I think the shape is lovely. Best of luck with whichever route you decide to take. I look forward to seeing the result👍👍.... cheers, Michael

mthee:
Some pics of my somewhat neanderthal reshaping of the undersides using a 40oz ballpein.

XBR tank added for comparison.

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